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What is the legal age to move out in the state of Texas?


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2012-01-09 06:14:23
2012-01-09 06:14:23

18, unless you've been emancipated in some manner, such as marriage (requires parental consent) or court decree (not an easy thing to obtain).

That answer actually isn't true. I legally moved out of my house at 17 years old and my parents couldn't do anything about it. I have 3 younger sisters who also moved out at 17. Since you are considered an adult in the eyes of the law at 17, you have to be treated like one. Of course, unless your parents will sign power of attorney over to whoever you move in with, things can be difficult. You cannot sign yourself in or out of school until you turn 18 and you cannot go to the doctor by yourself unless you have paperwork signed by a parent allowing you to. Luckily, I had lived with my aunt when I was younger, so all of the paperwork was already on file.

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